Mother and daughter teacher duo develop an innovative new system to support the reopening of communities safetly.
WESTPORT, CT, July 25, 2020 /Neptune100/ — We live in a world that is learning to navigate a new normal. Hugs, talking in close proximity, and social gatherings— all things that used to be part of our daily lives, can now be considered dangerous or uncomfortable. As adults, we are able to grasp and understand what is happening, but this is so much harder for children.
In anticipation of schools opening in the fall, where a lot of these interactions take place, mother and daughter duo Liz and Amy Smith came up with an innovative idea to help. The pair of educators created My Covid Color, color coded wristbands that allow students, parents and educators to share their comfort level with social interactions during COVID-19 with a simple red, yellow and green wristband system.
Some students, especially younger ones, may not be comfortable telling their friends that they are sitting too close to them or that they’d rather not give that morning hug. Now, they are able to use their My Covid Color to get that message across in a discreet, polite way.
“My Covid Color came from our desire to keep students, families and educators as safe as possible during this unprecedented time. Our mission is to provide a simple and visual statement of an individual’s comfort levels as they begin to interact with others in-person again,” said Amy and Liz.
My Covid Color is donating the wristbands to underfunded school districts with hopes that every child, parent and educator has access to the cutting-edge resource.
My Covid Color’s mission is to provide a simple and visual statement of individual’s comfort levels as they begin to interact with others in-person again.